Clinics

Many participants in the Tri for a Cure are first-time triathletes. Good for you! An active and healthy lifestyle has a dramatic effect on lowering incidence cancer rates! 

First-timers and seasoned athletes alike are welcome to join our training clinics to help prepare for the big day. 

For most clinics/sessions, we are asking for a $15 donation. Please register for your choices early, space is limited for most selections. 

Swim Clinics:

Saturday, June 28

Spring Point-SMCC

*First-time triathletes only

1:00 pm

$15

(register)

Monday, July 7

Spring Point-SMCC

6:00 pm

$15

(register)

Saturday, July 12

Spring Point-SMCC

12 noon

$15

(register)

Saturday, July 19

Spring Point-SMCC

3:30 pm

$15

(register)

Biking Clinics:

Tri for a Cure race director, Julie Marchese will review the bike course using course maps, focusing on safety and ways to navigate hills, flats and everything in between.  Special guests from previous Tri for a CURE races will be available to give you their prospective of what it is like to be a first time participant in the race. There will be a “How to fix a flat” demo after the clinic by David Brink, owner of CycleMania.

Presented by:  CycleMania,  David Brink,  Julie Marchese, Race Director & Guests

Sunday, May 4

CycleMania
*Course Review

9 - 10:30 am

$15

(register)

Sunday, May 18

Southern Maine Community College
*Practice Ride

9 am

$15

(register)

Running Clinics:

The Tri for a Cure run clinics are focused on increasing each participant's run efficiency.  Optional video will be used to analyze each individual's gait cycle.  Learn how to incorporate run drills to reduce risk of injury and make running more fun!

Thursday, May 15

Fleet Feet Running Clinic

5:30 pm

$15

(register)

Thursday, May 22

Fleet Feet Running Clinic

5:30 pm

$15

(register)

Thursday, June 12

The Twilight 5K

7:00 pm

$25

(register)

 

Transition Clinics:

Race Director Julie Marchese and sheJAMs will preview the Tri for a Cure transition area. Participants will learn about transition flow, how to set up a transition station, safety and rules of transition. Demonstration of swim-bike and bike-run transitions will take place. Ample time will be provided for questions. Please note: a transition clinic is mandatory for all first-time triathletes.

Presented by:   Julie Marchese, Race Director & sheJAMs

Saturday, June 28

Southern Maine Community College

11:00 am

FREE

(register)

Saturday, July  12

Southern Maine Community College
 

10:00 am

FREE

(register)
 

 

 

Other Training Opportunities:
Does your organization have an event to help our Triathletes get ready for the big day? Let us know!

Sunday, March 16

Mary's Walk & Kerrymen 5K
Saco, Maine

12:00 noon

$27.50

(register)

Monday, April 7

sheJAMS Info Night

This is an information session to learn more about how sheJAMs can take you across the finish line with their 12 week Triathlon Training program. 

6:30 pm

FREE

(register)

Wednesday, April 16

sheJAMS Info Night

This is an information session to learn more about how sheJAMs can take you across the finish line with their 12 week Triathlon Training program. 

6:30 pm

FREE

(register)

Sunday, May 11

Sea Dogs Mother's Day 5K

Portland Maine.

9:15 am

$19

(register)

Thursday, June 12

The Twilight  5K
at Southern Maine Community College

7:00 pm
 

$25

(register)

Michael Phelps Skill Center
Saco, Maine

SwimSafeCertified is a tri-safety clinic that was developed in collaboration with triathletes and open-water swimmers. It is designed to build confidence in open-water events through an exclusive, interactive instruction curriculum that will help competitors prepare to swim. 

  • Focus on breathing & maintaining breath control in dynamic water
  • Address feelings of anxiety & panic that often occur when swimming in crowded conditions
  • Prepare for open-water emergency situations such as cramping, fatigue or water-filled goggles
  • 2 hour clinic, $50 per participant, max 8
  • Adult Stroke Development at Michael Phelps Skill Center

Whether a seasoned open water swimmer, getting back into swimming after an absence, or a self-taught swimmer who wants to become more efficient, this class picks up where you can improve the most.  Best swim mechanics are discussed.  Participants may choose to observe all four strokes. Drills for correction are introduced, selected and personalized. Each class addresses one specific aspect of your stroke.   Individual topics covered include: breathing and core balancing, pull, rotation, recovery, kick, entry, catch and using training tools to improve endurance and form.   

Private and semi-private lessons and small group clinics also available at Michael Phelps Skill Center.

Mary’s Walk & Kerrymen 5K
Saco, Maine

An avid walker along Saco's Main Street, Mary Kerry Libby was well known for her friendly smile, gracious charm and kindness. A much-loved mother of four, wife, sister, daughter and friend, Mary lost her courageous battle with cancer on March 7, 1997 at 44 years of age. The first Mary’s Walk was held on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day in March 1999. 2014 marks the 16th annual Mary’s Walk. Since its inception over 20,000 people have participated in Mary's Walk and the Kerrymen 5K. The event has raised almost $2 million for the Maine Cancer Foundation - the exclusive recipient of all funds donated to Mary's Walk. The walk is held in conjunction with the Kerrymen 5K, a long-standing event on the road race circuit.

TO REGISTER:  www.maryswalk.org
Date:    Sunday, March 16
Time:   12 Noon Race Start
Location:  Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street, Saco, ME
Limit:    First 600 Runners and First 600 Walkers get T-Shirts
Cost:    $27.50 Runners  $20 Walkers

sheJAMs

Are you interested in training for Tri for a Cure with other women who would like to train together in an encouraging atmosphere?  sheJAMs members feed off of each other’s experiences,  share our accomplishments, and revel in the energy that a group of women with common interests can generate!  We offer a 12 week program that will start April 27th and it is guaranteed to get you to the finish line feeling great!  Come and hear about training with sheJAMs.  Every person who comes to our information night will leave with a discount code from X-Terra Wetsuits to get a triathlon wetsuit starting at $129.

Presented by:     sheJAMs  www.shejams.com
Dates:                  Monday, April 7th
                              Thursday, April 16th
Time:                    6:30 pm
Location:              sheJAMs Clubhouse, FIT 212, 183 US Route 1, Falmouth 04105  (Behind  Maine Real Estate Network)
Limit:                     Unlimited
Cost:                      FREE

Sea Dogs Mothers Day 5K

The Portland Sea Dogs in conjunction with Intermed and the Maine Track Club will be hosting the 12th Annual Mother's Day 5k Road Race on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13th, 2012. Proceeds from the event will benefit Maine Cancer Foundation. There will also be a Kid's Run that is free of charge.

Slugger and his Mom lead the way on the flat 5K course which begins in front of the Portland Expo building, travels down Congress Street, turning down Stevens Avenue, and making a right onto Brighton Avenue back down Deering Avenue into Fitzpatrick Stadium. The race culminates inside Hadlock Field in front of the third base dugout.

Presented by:    Maine Track Club
TO REGISTER: http://www.mainetrackclub.com/page/show/190320-sea-dogs-mother-s-day-5k
Dates:   Sunday, May 12
Time:   9:15 am Race Start
Location:  Hadlock Field, Portland, ME
Limit:    Race will cap at 3,000 participants
Cost:    $19

Twilight 5K

By popular demand, the 2014 Twilight 5K will be open to men and women, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the same beautiful running course used by the Tri for a Cure all-women’s triathlon.  The race will include an emotional opening ceremony and finish with a rocking party.  Sly-Chi will be playing and Shipyard will be serving to help celebrate crossing the finish line!  Twilight 5K registration will open on March 1st.   A $100 fundraising minimum is required to participate in the Twilight 5K.

Presented by:   Maine Cancer Foundation
TO REGISTER: www.twilight5k.com
Dates:                Thursday, June 12th
Time:                  7:00 pm Race Start
Location:            Southern Maine Community College, 4 Fort Road, South Portland, ME
Limit:                  Race will cap at 1,000 participants
Cost:                   $25